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This design was originally conceived for her art materials but then the designer decided that it would be fabulous for knitting or crochet tools too. And make-up! What about make-up brushes, bits and pieces! ...and lots more besides. And let’s not forget the men in our lives – this is the sort of handy case that they might find useful too. Thinking fishing, and tools etc. or for their shaving supplies and toilettries when traveling.

She says this is a really useful roll case that comes in two sizes and she is pretty sure that you will find a use for one somewhere. This pattern is shown with lovely hard-wearing dry oilskin but it would be awesome in a canvas too. There is actually no extra lining fabric needed and no interfacing! The result is a hardy little workhorse that can follow you everywhere.

Skill level:
Confident advanced beginner to intermediate with some knowledge and bag making experience assumed. This pattern comes with some handy printable labels to help you to keep track of the pieces. Simply print them off, cut them out and pin to the pieces as you cut them out. The pattern includes links to tutorials which focus on the bits which can trip some newbies – working with oilskin and things like that.

Sizing info:

  • Classic = 8½" wide by 8½" tall by 1" deep.
  • Mini = 6" wide by 6" tall by 1" deep.

Materials needed:
The classic size is mentioned first and any adjustments for the mini are in brackets after.

  • ¾ yard (½ yard) of dry oilskin. The designer used a lightweight version to help minimise bulk Everything Else.
  • One 5" (4½") metal zipper.
  • One 1½" (1½") metal buckle.
  • One 1½" (1½") metal D ring.
  • A ½" (½") metal snap stud set.
  • Rivets to match your hardware.
  • A 7" wide by 12" (7" wide by 10" long) long piece of thin leather or vegan leather for trims.
  • Note - if your sewing machine is not a heavy duty one and you are worried about sewing leather, you are better off opting for either vegan leather or another non- fraying option like cork or some of the heavy duty paper ‘leathers’.
  • Two 14" (11") of 1½" (1½") wide webbing for the closure strap.
  • Leather hole punch.
  • Basic sewing supplies.
  • A sewing machine.

Suggested Fabrics:
Dry oilskin, denim, waxed cotton, canvas, furnishing fabrics, linen, needle cord.

The pattern:
This is a measure and cut pattern which means that there are NO TEMPLATES to print off and match up- Yay! You need a rotary cutter, ruler and mat and you can cut the pattern pieces straight from the fabric. This is easier than it sounds because the pieces are all simple squares and rectangles.

This pattern is super detailed. You will receive seventeen pages with twenty easy to see colour photos to illustrate the steps and handy printable labels to help you to keep track of the pattern pieces. Simply print them off, cut the labels out and pin them to the fabric piece as you cut. You will find the labels on a separate PDF so if you choose to print double sided to save paper, you will not lose any of your pattern. In addition there are links to several free blog tutorials to show you in more detail how to really nail the more intense bits. It's a pattern that will help you to sew better.
All measurements are in inches.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.